Building my own floating wall

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    looking good so far :smashin:
     
  2. M.D. Klapwijk

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    Ok, did some colour research. It will probably become RAL 4004 (or RAL 4007):

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    RAL-K5 4004

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    RAL-K5 4007


    P.S. In real life RAL-K5 4004 seems somewhat more reddish...
     
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    Both very nice colours.
    I wouldn't like to have to choose between them........
     
  4. M.D. Klapwijk

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    Well, I already have a Marmoleum Click floor in the open kitchen in the colour (flamed) Raspberry, which tends to the 4004...
     
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    Yes - very nice colours!
     
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    Both great colours, you can't go wrong :)
     
  7. M.D. Klapwijk

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    Yesterday I also fixed the rope light to the frame. Used double sided tape and the lights of the rope facing outwards. Today I removed the rope lights used some screws to hold the holder on the frame (lights get warm, tape lets go, duh...) and placed the lights downwards.

    Placing the lights downwards seems to soften the shadows on the wall. I might apply another line of rope lights against the MDF so it would cast an even softer shadow. Anyone had the same experience?
     
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    Ok, not much happening with the wall at this moment, had to work late last night (till 00:45) and tomorrow I'll have to abandon a perfectly functioning airplane, just for fun...

    So today I will post some of the pictures from the other works and some details of the wall:


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    One side of the room-dividing-cabinet-wall...



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    ... and the other half.



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    Close-up.



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    And another close-up



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    Behind this cabinet the bar table will be placed.



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    A Canton Movie 150XL satelite.



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    A cd/dvd cabinet custom made to fit the room.



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    Self designed and made tables for the living room.



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    Same tables, other point of view.



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    The self designed and made bar table and the raspberry coloured floor.



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    The MDF cleaner, filler and base paint.



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    RAL-K5 4004 and 4007.



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    The end of the rope lights...



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    ... covered with a heat shrinking electrics insulator (no idea what it is called in english).



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    The rope light fixed...



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    ... to the frame.



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    Another shot of the end of the rope light, this should prevent light leakage...


    Later this week I hope to start painting the base coat, but there is a chance I'll go to Germany to pick up a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR... :D

    P.S. Yes I do own a vacuum, but what I really need is a portable black hole...
     

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    I've got official permision for the 4004 from my girlfriends parents... :)
     
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    I finally have a day off and started putting the base paint on. Pictures!

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    Outer ridges painted.


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    Inner ridges painted.


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    Bottom of boards and ridges painted.


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    Left board edges painted.


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    Left board coloured in.


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    Painting the center board.


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    Wall done for te first time.


    First paint coat on MDF always seem to look like crap. Next round! :)
     

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    Coffee update:

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    Playing with the lights, again! :devil:


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    Second layer of base paint, needs a third layer I think.


    What do you think, one more layer, sanding an than another layer. Or should I skip the third layer and start sanding right away?
     

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    Never mind, third layer is on:

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    It's beginning to look like something...


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    One euro docsis 3 modem (60mbps/6mbps), just arrived. I'm done painting for today... :devil:
     

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    If it was me, I would give it a light sanding and then apply one more coat :)

    Remember preperation is everything and will give you a professional finish.

    Can't wait to see the next installment, plenty more pics :lease:
     
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    Hmmmz, the modem needs a technician to come over and install it (june 30th). Back to the wall...
     
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    Some impression shots:

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    Earlier today, tv and cabinets back on their place.


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    Pretty picture no. 1


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    Pretty picture no. 2


    And again I'm happy with the result of this day. Sunday I'll be sanding and filling for the last time! :D
     

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    Looking good......i put my ropelight on a remote dimmer too :thumbsup:

    Are you spraying your floating wall yourself or are you getting someone in ??
     
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    I'll have it done by a professional company, which has experience with spraying in furnished environments.
     
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    Finally my internet connection is back up!

    And how:

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    That connection of yours is a bit slow isn't it ;) :D
     
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    Yeah, somewhere down the line it lost 2.16 mbit and 1.65 mbit... :)

    Results vary a bit, this one is taken while using wireless (no N in this laptop):
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    But enough about the connection, what do you think so far of the wall?
     
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    It's looking great.....looking forward to seeing it with some colour on :thumbsup:
     
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    very nice mate , thinking of doing something similar but using an mdf backing for an ikea mavas unit , how good can you get the paint finish on mdf ?
     
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    With good preparation it should be as good as with any material. Sanding and base paint are most important I think, but I'm not there yet.... ;)
     
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    Great thread, and Good job by the way..I really like the idear of a floating wall but in my current house the main wall is dominated by a very large fireplace, pity really as I think they look great
     
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    False wall with a floating wall in front of the fireplace, isn't an option I guess? ;)
     
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    Afraid not, my girlfriend loves the bloody fireplace. I bought it a few years ago from a very old local toffee factory that was closing down, it took quite a while to restore it..
     
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    Looking absolutely stunning so far, I wish I had your flair for desing and the ability create what you think.

    DIY Noob :suicide:
     
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    Thanks. After some thinking I decided to at least try and paint the wall myself...

    Make's the end result a bit more mine... :D
     
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    After 2 very busy weeks, migrating the internet back-bone at work, I finally got some work done:

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    Some more filling done, now with steelfiller (2-component).


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    And then I did some test painting with the 4004 paint and 4004 wall paint, to see which finish I liked best. I noticed, while opening the wall paint container, the colour being a bit off, but that is no problem for chosing on the finish...

    The project now is on hold, till I get the wall paint in the correct colour. This clearly is a 4006 and not the 4004 mentioned on the container...
     

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